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Brothers (& Sisters) Killed in Action in USMC Helicopters or while assigned to USMC Helicopter or Tiltrotor Squadrons in Vietnam



690222   HMM-263     Vietnam

Incident Date 690222 HMM-263 CH-46D 154802+ Hostile Fire

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Bolan, Edward William LCpl Gunner HMM-263 MAG-16 690222 (vvm 32W:076)


BOLAN EDWARD WILLIAM : 2317284 : USMC : LCPL : E3 : 6242 : 21 : WESTLAKE : OH : 19690222 : hostile, Small Arms Fire, airborne : Gunner : body recovered : Quang Nam (Da Nang) :02 : 19470922 : Cauc : Roman Catholic/married : 32W : 076


Personal Narrative:
LCPL E.W. (Bill) Bolan was flying as a gunner aboard a HMM-263 CH-46. As the flight was returning to MMAF after completing their mission, they took small arms fire from a village outside of Da Nang. Bill was hit in the head and died.
Submitted by Joe Goins, friend/roommate, HMM-263


USMC/COMBAT HELICOPTER & TILTROTOR ASSOCIATION